The man arrested on suspicion of murdering his ex-wife 25 years ago in New Mexico was a popular train station musician in San Francisco.
Ronald Brewington was taken into custody this week. He is accused of shooting his estranged wife, 37-year-old Diedre Brewington, in her Albuquerque apartment in August 1987.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Brewington was referred to as the "jazz man" and played saxophone at San Francisco's Embarcadero Station, where he allegedly told Bay Area Rapid Transit riders his name was Garrick Sherrod.
Commuters described him as talkative and said he gave out Christmas cards each year that said, "You are my Carnegie Hall."
Police say Brewington evaded capture after his indictment in 1988 in part by using aliases such as Garrick Sherrod.